It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a listing with a celebrity connection will garner more interest when it hits the market.
The same is true for previously long-dead celebrities, including the woman who originally penned that quote as the opening line in 1813.pride and Prejudice,
That title, along with Jane Austen’s coming-of-age story “Northanger Abbey“(published in 1817) and earlier works,”sense and Sensibility(published in 1811), were all written at this Hampshire, UK estate now listed for $10.43 million.
In addition to composing three of his six major novels on the estate, the late author was also born on the grounds – and called it his home for 25 years.
“Many houses across the country can claim links to some of Britain’s most historic figures, although only Steventon House was the birthplace of iconic author Jane Austen, where she wrote some of her most important works,” Ed Sugden, who believes Are listing Told, with fellow Savills agent Steven Moore Haveli Global,
The property is listed with Knight Frank on Thursday.
“While the original house no longer stands, what stands today is her older brother Edward’s splendid Georgian vision, very appropriate to the world Jane wrote about,” Sugden said.
In fact, the original 16th-century house where Austen was born in 1775 was replaced by the house that stands today, and it is where she wrote those famous works.
He died in 1817 at the age of 41.
Situated on just 51 acres, the home is accessed via a tree-lined drive.
Inside various period furnishings, fireplaces, millwork and hardwood floors mix with modern amenities, including a temperature-controlled wine cellar and a spa-like bath in the primary suite.
On the grounds, there is a swimming pool, a tennis court, and lots of lush landscaping, from a walled garden to cherry trees and a wisteria walk.
Other structures include a brick-built coach house with room for two cars, stables and garden machinery – as well as a two-bedroom cottage with a kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room and a utility room.